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MEMA looking to hire project manager for O.B. Curtis water treatment plant

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The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the city of Jackson are looking to hire a company to manage projects and facilitate the response at the O.B. Curtis water treatment facility.

Tasks such as identifying potential treatment plant vulnerabilities and assisting with the preparation of a resiliency plan are also proposed.

Suggested assistance includes:

  • Coordinate and manage construction/maintenance tasks being performed by mutual aid teams and local vendors.
  • Assist team with creating scopes of work and identifying solutions for needs at the facility.
  • Assist with identifying and locating the most cost-effective solution and vendor,including getting quotes and prices, locating parts, and logistics.
  • Provide insight on plant history and physical layout.
  • Monitor site and staff safety standards.
  • Assist with staff training on safety issues and identify solutions to existing safety issues.
  • Assist with creating standard operating procedures for plant operations and maintenance.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Licensed contractor in the state of Mississippi and has a Mississippi State Board of Contractors Certificate of Responsibility in municipal and public works construction.
  • Must be bonded and insured. Please submit any or all of the following bonds/proof of insurance: Performance Bond, Payment Bond, General Liability, Workers’ Compensation.
  • At least 10 years of experience with water treatment plant construction and rehabilitation.
  • Any experience working at the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Facility to include hours worked on the site and past projects.
  • Provide Satisfactory Experience Modification Rate (EMR) for the past three years.
  • Working knowledge of water treatment plant process including, but not limited to:
    • Controls and Process Instrumentation
    • Electrical Installation
    • Membrane Filtration
    • Conventional Filtration
    • Chemical Fee Processes
    • Pump and Hydraulic Equipment
    • Wastewater and Sludge Handling/Disposal

All costs should be submitted as an hourly rate and include weekend rates. Applicants are encouraged to email quotes and documentation to or deliver them in person at 1 MEMA Drive, Pearl, MS 39208. All quotes and documentation are due by Thursday, September 15, at 12:00 p.m. CT.

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